CARU Selects Dr. Magloire to Lead the Education Ministry

03 Dec 2022 | CARU Staff

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Caribbean Union Conference voted the appointment of Dr. Daphney Magloire to oversee Adventist education for primary and secondary schools, across its territory.  On November 24, 2022, Dr. Kern Tobias, President of the Caribbean Union Conference, officially welcomed Dr. Magloire via videoconference. ‘We pray that, together, with God’s help and your team, you can serve and benefit the Church and its mission. Dr Magloire brings broad experience and expertise to the role, which will be a real blessing to Adventist education into the future’, said Dr. Tobias as he warmly introduced her as Education Director of the Caribbean Union Conference, during the year-end executive committee meeting.

Dr. Samuel Telemaque expressed commendation on behalf of the Education Department of the Inter-American Division.  He emphasized, ‘The mission at hand is to source excellent, innovative professionals with Christian values, affirmed with the Adventist philosophy [and] ready to serve God, country, and the world. Dr. Magloire is one of those’.  Dr. Telemaque serves as Sabbath School Director of the Inter-American Division.

Inter American Division and Caribbean Union Conference leaders express congratulations to Dr. Daphney Magloire on her appointment.

Dr. Hillary Bowman, who will retire from denominational service on December 31, 2022, expressed delight at the appointment of his successor.  He commented, ‘[Dr. Magloire] is committed to Adventist education. Having served the East Caribbean Conference, she will bring great insight and wisdom to the role. I wish her God’s richest blessing’.

Dominica nurtured her early years and allowed her passion for education to crystallize into a vocation, which has been guided by God’s call for more than four decades.  Dr. Magloire’s career in educational management began in the East Caribbean Conference of Seventh-day Adventists at the Bense Seventh-day Adventist Primary School, where she served as a principal from 1981 to 1995.  In 1996, she was called to serve the Dominica Seventh-day Adventist Secondary School as a principal.  Then in 2009, she was selected to serve the conference in the capacity of education director.  Dr. Magloire is regarded as a transformational leader and has 41 years of experience directing the work of Christ-centered education in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As an astute academic supervisor, she is committed to excellence and to raising scholastic standards. She believes every child can learn – once given the appropriate learning environment.  She is known for creating innovative learning solutions, visionary methodologies, and for building relationships with key stakeholders. 

Dr. Kern Tobias addresses the Executive Committee at the appointment of the Education Director.

In her acceptance remarks, Dr. Magloire stated, ‘Any organization that wants to make a change must do it through the school. I am happy to be a part of the mission to improve the school system so the Church can move on. I am excited and humbled by this opportunity to serve and lead.  I thank Dr. Bowman for the role he played in helping to shape my profession, from the days of leadership at the primary and secondary schools, and as Education Director of the East Caribbean Conference for 13 years’.

After the vote, thanks were extended to a special search committee which was chaired by Dr. Colrick Wilson, President of the University of the Southern Caribbean.  That search committee had been tasked with conducting interviews and evaluating candidates for the position, on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Union Conference which gave overwhelming support to the appointment of Dr. Magloire.